Vermiculite as part of the substrate?

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Abgeschickt von Joakim Balogh am 07 Oktober, 2005 um 10:22:32

Hello again,

Is anyone using a "simple substrate" like the one Svante Malmgren sugests? (Normal "garden soil" moderated to not retain water?)

Next question I see that many are using perlite in their substrates. Now my question is if it is possible to use vermiculite instead?

I understand from the silence about a former question that no one is using "DE" (diatomaceous earth) in any form. I thought that it would be similar to perlite in structure but maybe I am wrong. The cat sand would then be a easy and cheap source for it. It is used for tropical orchids.

Kind regards



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